I recently taught this game to my granddaughters. I had completely forgotten the “time” part of the game. The part I remembered, and loved playing, was after the correct time was chosen by one of the players. At that point, the two girls in charge would say to the girl who had picked the right time, “What do you want?” The girl could name any one thing she wanted – a gown, a car, food, flowers, a movie star, a cartoon, etc. The two girls in charge would go a distance away from the rest of the players so they couldn’t be heard. They would each make up a description of the item selected by the player who picked the right time. There was much giggling as the two girls in charge used their imaginations to make up something they hoped the other player would choose. (Like DonnaHW, I too remember knowing the personalities of the other players and making up something you thought they might like.) The two girls in charge then went back to the other players. One of the charge girls would give both descriptions to the player who had picked the time. The player would select the description she liked best. She would join the player who had made up that description. The girl whose description had not been chosen would sit down with the other players. Playing would start again with the guessing of the time. We played this game on the front porch. One of my favorites!
Does anybody remember a game called “Time”? Two girls go out of the room and choose a time from 1 to 12 and decide if it’s going to be thirty or o’clock. They then go back in and tell the others whether it thirty or o’clock. The others, in turn, start guessing the time. When someone guesses the correct time, the two who picked the time both have to yell “time”. The correct guesser then gets to pick a catagory like girls names or flowers and chooses 1 or 2. The original two girls go out again and each choose 1 or 2 (depending on what was picked by the correct guesser) names in that catagory. The idea is to pick what you think the correct guesser will choose. The person who called “time” first gets to choose names first and also gets to be the one to say these choices to the correct guesser. They then go back in and give the correct guesser the choices. If your choices are chosen, you get to go again with the new person and the old person sits down and everything starts all over again. Does this sound familiar to anyone (or does it even make sense?) I recently taught it to a group of children that I was working with and they played for hours.